Gilmore Girls, Season 7, Episode 12 Recap: To Whom It May Concern

This episode originally aired on January 30, 2007 on The CW


Noticing Sookie’s recent odd behavior, Lorelai forces Jackson to tell her the reason. Luke and Anna attend a hearing to decide their custody battle over April. With help from Paris, Rory finally makes amends with Lucy, who tells her that she and Marty have broken up. While attending Richard’s economics class at Yale, Rory witnesses a frightening scene. Finally, Christopher finds the letter Lorelai wrote for Luke’s character reference and confronts Lorelai about whether he was her second choice.


In an episode laced with emotional discoveries and key developments, “To Whom It May Concern” shifts the dynamics significantly for the main characters in Stars Hollow.

Lorelai writes a character reference for Luke, who’s in the middle of a legal battle with Anna over custody of their daughter, April. The letter isn’t merely a formality but a heartfelt, honest testament to Luke’s quality as a person and a father, providing viewers with a sincere reflection of their deep-rooted friendship and implicit connection. This letter, with its genuine sentiments, becomes a crucial point of contention between Lorelai and Christopher, escalating the tensions in their already troubled marriage.

Meanwhile, Rory steps into the professional realm by taking an internship at an online magazine. She exhibits her typical dedication and earnestness, and her interactions with her new colleagues offer a peek into her emerging professional identity. Parallelly, Logan is navigating through challenges in his own career, presenting a mature and focused side of him that Rory admires, despite the physical distance that begins to chisel at their relationship.

Christopher reads Lorelai’s letter to Luke and is confronted with the depth and intimacy of their bond, further deepening his insecurities and frustrations. This sets the stage for an inevitable confrontation between Lorelai and Christopher, bringing to light the intrinsic differences in their perspectives and emotional needs.

Memorable quotes from this episode of Gilmore Girls:

  • Lorelai to Rory: “I can’t stop thinking about how I’m going to write this letter to Luke.”
  • Christopher to Lorelai: “You’re still in love with him, aren’t you?”
  • Rory: “Interning is going to be exciting, but I am going to miss the Daily News.”
  • Logan to Rory: “I wish I was there, Ace. I miss you.”
  • Lorelai in the letter: “Luke has been a sort of a grounding force in my daughter’s life.”

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